Apparently we aren’t the only ones to miss grazing store samples on our grocery trips these days! Twin Cities Live featured 3 Bear Oats and 4 other local food makers who aren’t able to sample in stores due to the Coronavirus. Of course it makes complete sense not to have food out in the open, or places where people come in close contact with each other. However without sampling, startups are especially hard hit, since it’s the main way we connect with people and build awareness of our products. We all so appreciate the support from Twin Cities Live, and encourage everyone to make an extra effort to buy local brands on your store visits these days. Check out Mostly Made, Kakookies, Lulu’s Brasilian and Salad Girl too!